Business View Magazine | February 2019

209 T he Laney Directional Drilling Company is a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) firm that provides integrated engineering, design, and HDD con- struction services across America and worldwide. It specializes in servicing pipeline operating companies and pipeline contractors, providing services for installing infrastructure, such as oil and gas pipelines, telecommunications con- duits,water and sewer lines, and environmental reme- diation casings. In addition, the company provides other trenchless construction methods, such as road bor- ing and Direct Pipe installa- tions. Based in Spring,Texas, the company was origi- nally founded in 1947 as the Texas Road Boring Company by J.M.“Doc”Laney. Doc Laney’s three sons,Marcus,Dickey, and Steve, joined their father in the business, and worked with him until his death in 1978. In 1979, the brothers formed Laney Inc. in Humble,Texas, and expanded their business services to become a premier trenchless boring contractor. Laney Inc. increased AT A GLANCE LANEY DIRECTIONAL DRILLING WHAT: A horizontal directional dirlling firm WHERE: Spring, Texas WEBSITE: